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BLINK-182 hit “I Miss You” gets a new gloomy version from SPANISH LOVE SONGS – listen!

Pure Noise Records signees, emotive punk rock band SPANISH LOVE SONGS have shares an epic reinterpretation of “I Miss You”, an acclaimed BLINK-182 single rreleased on February 2, 2004, as the second single from the pop punk icons’ self-titled fifth studio album (2003). Listen below.

Over the past six years, Spanish Love Songs have released two albums and an EP. With Brave Faces Everyone, the songs are character stories set in small-town America and anxious urban jungles alike, unfurling heartbreaking tales of addiction, depression, debt and death juxtaposed alongside looming societal issues like mass shootings, the opioid epidemic and climate change. They’re all at once personal vignettes and universal truths of life in the 2010s, the lines blurred between Slocum’s own experiences and those of his friends and acquaintances. It seeks to find balance between realism and optimism.

Blink 182 has always been one of the bands of our lives — half of us learned to play our instruments by jamming to their songs”. says Dylan Slocum (vocals/guitar). “I covered ‘I Miss You’ on a live stream last Halloween. The response was amazing, and a few people asked for a full band version. The original is so iconic that we didn’t want to attempt to recreate it — the world doesn’t need another Blink impersonation. So instead, we gave it a shot, and just tried to blow the whole song up”.

The band previously decided to cover their favourite Death Cab song thanks to the helps of the Patreon members which was set up during lockdown. Each month they would do a poll for songs for the band to cover from their various locations across the US & this was one of the choices.

Album “Brave Faces Everyone” which was released Winter 2020 was produced by guitarist Kyle McAulay at Howard Benson’s West Valley Recording, is steeped in the same detail-rich storytelling of Bruce Springsteen, The Menzingers and Manchester Orchestra.

Over the past six years, Spanish Love Songs have released two albums and an EP. “With Brave Faces Everyone”, the songs are character stories set in small-town America and anxious urban jungles alike, unfurling heartbreaking tales of addiction, depression, debt and death juxtaposed alongside looming societal issues like mass shootings, the opioid epidemic and climate change. They’re all at once personal vignettes and universal truths of life in the 2010s, the lines blurred between Slocum’s own experiences and those of his friends and acquaintances. It seeks to find balance between realism and optimism.

“If you sing something loud enough and long enough”, Slocum muses, “hopefully people are able to find some peace in that”. “Brave Faces Everyone” experiments with more traditional song structures and fewer forwardly caustic moments this time around haven’t dulled the band’s sound. If anything, they’ve accentuated the most important parts of it. When everything is loud and urgent, nothing is. But when Slocum’s voice swells to a roar on this new record, the undeniable power grabs you by the collar and forces you to pay attention — and that’s the difference between simply being heard and truly being understood.

GO HERE to check out their version of “Blacking Out The Friction” by Death Cab For Cutie.

BLINK-182 hit “I Miss You” gets a new gloomy version from SPANISH LOVE SONGS – listen!
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